15 février 2004

:: Couvertures

Neil Gaiman:
"English publishers like book jackets that look one way, American publishers like them another way. Americans grumble about British book jackets, English people talk about how unimpressive American Book Jackets are. Russian book covers don't like like anyone else's book covers, nor do Japanese or Polish or Croat. The Finns tend to be unimpressed by Norwegian book covers, while the Swedes look down on the Danes. Meanwhile, the French struggle with one of the problems of French Publishing, which means that a book of worth and quality should have no image at all on the cover, merely the author's name and the book title; a picture means that the book is a potboiler, and not fully respectable."
J'ai une rangée d'étagères remplie de livres en Français, la couleur dominante est blanche, ou beige, presque aucune autre couleur, pas de reliures cartonées dures, à coté une rangée d'étagères pleine de livres Anglais ou Américains: orange, vert, gris, rouge, noir, des images même sur la tranche, plusieurs "hardbacks"... Marrant!

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